Thailand, Phuket, Patong Live Webcam Views as Tsunami Warnings Issued After Earthquake

Live webcam streaming views from across Thailand as Indonesia earthquake and after shock create several Tsunami warnings across the region, Patong, Phuket, Kata Beach web cam feeds.
April 11, 2012 - PRLog -- A magnitude earthquake of 8.6 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province, triggering Tsunami warnings in low lying countries surrounding the area.

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Background information:

A tsunami is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, typically an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami.

Tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves, because their wavelength is far longer. Rather than appearing as a breaking wave, a tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising tide, and for this reason they are often referred to as tidal waves. Tsunamis generally consist of a series of waves with periods ranging from minutes to hours, arriving in a so-called "wave train". Wave heights of tens of metres can be generated by large events. Although the impact of tsunamis is limited to coastal areas, their destructive power can be enormous and they can affect entire ocean basins; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was among the deadliest natural disasters in human history with over 230,000 people killed in 14 countries bordering the Indian Ocean.

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